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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Internet Archive Bibalex

Donation to the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt   April 20, 2002

Press Release: pdf, html

Imagine walking into a library, anywhere in the world, and having the full range of human knowledge at your fingertips-- in all its forms.  Such universal access is now within reach because of digital technology.  The digital collections donated by the Internet Archive to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a step towards such an international resource.

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* Worldwide Web snapshots

* 1000 archival films

* 2000 hours of Egyptian and Worldnet television broadcasts

* 100 terabytes of data (100,000,000,000,000 characters) stored on 200 computers

* A book scanning facility

Available in the Library and over the Internet at